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“This turned out really nice and I have had some people ask me what I would charge for one.”
PDF sewing pattern instructions to make this beautiful yet simple to construct case, padded, fully lined with zipper pocket and closure, handles, and shoulder strap for your laptop or netbook may be purchased here!
***This listing is for a pattern only, photos of finished items are examples only and are not included***
Super fast and simple construction. Great for gifts, boutique or sell your own creations online!
The pattern for this set of instructions will fit a laptop or netbook of any size. Simple directions help you measure the device to be covered and make a custom case just the right size. You can use this pattern over and over to make covers for different devices by modifying the measurements.
This pattern has modifications to create a cover with zipped pockets on both sides, or a cover with just the single zipper and no side pocket.
If you have never installed a zipper, no problem! The method used is extremely easy. If you can sew a straight line, you can make this cover. The inside is fully lined, all seams are enclosed in the finished case and it is fully padded to protect your device. The process is super simple with a professional finished result.
Patterns by Gaila Designs
This detailed pattern will take you step-by-step through the construction of the cover. Every step is described and a full color photograph is provided to illustrate the step. No assuptions of skill are made (other than operating your sewing machine!) and each step is brief and logically stated in large print.
I have been sewing for interiors for over 20 years and have attended numerous classes, seminars and other instructional venues. I hope that sharing my experience with you in making beautiful items for your home will give you much pleasure and lessen frustration with trying to 'figure out' how to make an item without instructions or with limited instructions.
I also offer sewing tips and brief tutorials on my blog at http://www.gailadesigns.blogspot.com
Questions or concerns about the pattern are welcome!
Permissions for pattern use
If you would like to use this pattern to create cases to sell online or elsewhere, that is permissable. Please include a note of credit for the pattern source and a link to this webpage. Individual pieces sewn by you are wonderful, no mass production is permitted.
This pattern is legally protected by copyright. Photocopying, electronic distriburion, publication, printing, posting online or reproducing any portion of the instructions, photographs, or pattern without permission is strictly prohibited.
Supplies for the laptop, netbook, notebook case:
1/2 yard of fabric. Consider pattern placement if fabric has a large noticeable motif, you may need more fabric. Consider direction of print. Best to take pattern dimensions with you when shopping.
1 yard of 44” fabric for lining.
Batting, 2 pieces the size of your pattern (see page 2),
2 - 22” zippers (longer is ok) in coordinating color (nylon coil) or 44” of zipper by the foot and two pulls. (If making a netbook case, you may need less.) Zipper should be 1-2” longer than your width cut.
2 – small tassel on a loop of cord
2 yards of 1-1 ½” Grosgrain ribbon or belting material for handles.
2 purse style claw hooks; 2 round metal rings; narrow ribbon (scrap, about 5”) for shoulder strap.
This turned out really nice and I have had some people ask me what I would charge for one.
My husband purchased a 17" laptop for me prior to some recent surgery. The plan was to use it to keep me still while I recovered. It worked, but after I was mobile again, I could not find a case for it that I liked. Since most cases are made for smaller laptops, I decided I would have to make one to get what I wanted. YCMT to the rescue! I found this pattern, and because of its easy to understand instructions, I was able to resize it for my needs. I now have a great laptop case that fits my style perfectly. It turned out so well that my daughter now wants me to make one for her "normal" laptop. I can't wait to get started!
I have made two of these laptop cases. They turned out great. The instructions were easy to follow and several pictures along the way to help. Great Pattern.